Small-Group Wine-Tasting Tour through Sonoma Valley

4.8 (99)
Sonoma, US
4.8 (99)
Sonoma, US
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Embark on a small-group wine-tasting tour through the enchanting Sonoma Valley and indulge in a day of unforgettable experiences. Join our intimate group as we venture off the beaten path to discover three charming, back roads wineries. Immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and art of wine making as our knowledgeable tour guide shares fascinating stories and interesting tidbits. Savor a delightful picnic lunch in the idyllic setting of a picturesque winery, creating a truly memorable moment. With hotel pickup and drop-off within the tour region, transportation by a small shuttle, and bottled water included, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey. Please note that wine tasting fees and gratuity for the guide are not included. This is an experience designed for those seeking an intimate, light-hearted adventure, with a maximum of 12 guests on board. Get ready to uncork the magic of Sonoma Valley!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • 3 winery visits
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within tour region (not san francisco)
  • Picnic lunch
  • Driver tour guide
  • Transport by small shuttle
  • Wine tasting fees ($20-$25 at each winery) per person
  • Gratuity for the guide (suggested 18-20%) per person.
  • Groups of 5 or more traveling together will be charged a 20% gratuity for the guide at the end.

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Indulge in a delightful journey through the exquisite Sonoma Valley wine country on this small-group wine-tasting tour. Experience the charm of three charming, off-the-beaten-path wineries as you immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and art of wine making. This tour offers an intimate and light-hearted setting perfect for creating cherished memories. Your knowledgeable guide will regale you with fascinating stories and intriguing tidbits about the local area. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in a picturesque winery setting, adding to the enchantment of your experience.

What to expect?

During this 390-minute tour, you will have the opportunity to visit three charming wineries tucked away in the backroads of Sonoma Valley. As you savor the flavors of handcrafted wines, you'll also be treated to a delectable picnic lunch in a serene winery setting. Your tour guide will entertain and educate you with captivating stories of the region's rich history, diverse culture, and the art of wine making. This tour is designed to create a light-hearted and memorable experience where you can discover and savor some of the world's most celebrated wines. Whether you are a wine enthusiast or simply curious to learn more about wine and wine-making, this tour offers the perfect opportunity to explore and share the joy of wine with like-minded adventurers.

Who is this for?

This small-group wine-tasting tour is ideal for anyone seeking an authentic and immersive experience in Sonoma Valley. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or a novice looking to expand your knowledge and appreciation for wine, this tour caters to individuals of all levels of expertise. The tour is designed to be inclusive and enjoyable for anyone with an interest in wine and a desire to explore the beauty of Sonoma Valley. You will have the opportunity to connect with fellow wine enthusiasts and create lasting memories in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Why book this?

With its intimate and light-hearted approach, this small-group wine-tasting tour stands out from the rest. The tour takes you off the beaten path, allowing you to discover hidden gems and experience the true essence of Sonoma Valley. You'll be treated to a picnic lunch in a picturesque winery setting, adding to the charm and enchantment of your day. The knowledgeable tour guide will entertain and educate you with fascinating stories and insights about the local history, culture, and wine making, making this tour a truly immersive experience. Whether you are a wine enthusiast or simply looking for an unforgettable adventure, this tour promises to leave you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the world of wine.

Good to know

This tour starts with pickup from your Sonoma area hotel, ensuring a convenient and stress-free experience. The duration of the tour is approximately 360 minutes, providing ample time to explore the region and indulge in the wine-tasting experience. The tour is designed as a small-group experience with 8-12 guests, fostering a cozy and personal atmosphere. Please note that accommodations outside the winery region can arrange to meet at a general meeting spot. Prepare to embark on a delightful journey filled with delightful wines, breathtaking scenery, and unforgettable stories.


Customers who have experienced this small-group wine-tasting tour showered it with praise. They highly recommend the tour for its personalized and intimate approach, allowing them to discover hidden wineries and engage in meaningful conversations with fellow wine enthusiasts. Many praised the tour guide's expertise and storytelling ability, noting that they learned fascinating insights about the region's history and wine-making process. The picnic lunch in the idyllic winery setting was a highlight for many, as it added a touch of romance and relaxation to the day. Overall, customers expressed their satisfaction with the tour, highlighting its memorable and enjoyable nature.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Sonoma Valley

Your tour will begin with pickup from your Sonoma area hotel. Depending on where you are staying will define the tour region that you will be visiting. If your accommodations are outside of the winery region, you can arrange to meet us a general meeting spot. You’ll visit three charming, backroads wineries and be served a picnic lunch in an idyllic winery setting. Your tour guide will tell fascinating stories and share many interesting tidbits about local history, culture and wine making. This is not a smarmy or touristy activity. Our specialty is intimate, light-hearted and truly memorable. This tour is sure to entertain with a very approachable and easy-going style. Discover and savor new experiences tasting some of the world’s most celebrated wines. Our typical guest is not necessarily a wine expert but keen to learn a bit about wine and wine-making, and is open to sharing the experience with a few other like-minded wine adventurers.



4.8 (99)


It was a great experience with great people! Tessa was Awesome! We especially enjoyed visiting the smaller wineries


We had a fantastic tour with Jason. He was great fun and knowledgeable about the various wineries. It was a group of 12 strangers and we had a blast together. I will definitely use them the next time we are in Sonoma.


This was our second time on a platypus tour. Last time in napa, this time Sonoma County. Our guide was friendly and kept a great vibe going. It was also nice interacting with the other guests.


We had a great time! Our tour guide, Kyle, was friendly and very knowledgeable and made the day fun. He selected 3 small boutique wineries where we got to meet owners and taste some great wine. I would highly recommend this tour!


Our driver/guide was well informed and picked good wineries to visit. The Loxton vineyard owner gave us humorous, Aussie account of the trials of becoming a successful wintner. Great wines and history was had at each stop.


We had a great tour of three vineyards and learnt a great deal about both wine making and the Sonoma Valley. Lewis ('sorry if I've spelt that incorrectly - it's phonetic British spelling) was a wonderful guide with a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for wine and it's making. All three vineyards were small, local producers and well chosen. I'd recommend Platypus Tours.


The driver made this trip very engaging and fun! She made the entire tour very fun and she was very accommodating


Gary, our stalwart guide/driver, picked us up at a convenient spot near where we were staying and took us (along with one other couple and a trio of friends) to three unique properties in the Sonoma Valley. So by Platypus standards it was a small group which made it that much more pleasurable, I expect. Each of the visits were amazing in their own way. The back stories of the wineries we visited were interesting, the spokespersons were engaging, and the selected wines were amazing. Clearly the highlight of our six-day visit to the area!


The tour was fun and a nice way to experience some smaller wineries that we wouldn’t have explored on our own. Sara was a great driver/guide- even took a little detour to stop at a French bakery in Glen Ellen. Lunch was good as the group was fun.


Rob was such a great tour guide. My sisters and I had such a great time on this small group tour. We went to some real cool wineries. I felt the wineries they chose were small and intimate which made the experience better. I had bad allergies and Rob continued to check in on me. He was very thoughtful to all of his guests. I loved that Rob kept track of all our wine and we didn't have to pack any wine out, Rob did that for us. Thank you Rob for a great experience! Highly recommend this company if you are looking for a wine tour.
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